Traditional Scottish Recipes
- Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is often found wherever "home baking" is advertised and there are many variations on the recipe. The ingredients below will make two, one pound cakes.

8 oz (2 cups) wholemeal flour
8 oz (2 cups) brown sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Half a cup melted butter or oil
4 eggs
Half cup chopped walnuts
14 ounces (3 cups) finely grated carrot
Zest of an orange

Ingredients for Icing:
Half pound (two cups) icing sugar
3 oz cream cheese (under half a cup)
One teaspoon vanilla essence (extract)
3 oz butter (Three quarters of a cup)

Mix the dry ingredients together and then add the walnuts and carrots, mixing well. Beat the eggs and them and the butter (or oil) and mix well. Pour the mixture into two, one pound rectangular loaf tins or one, two pound loaf tin. A nine inch round cake tin can also be used.
Bake for an hour in a pre-heated oven at 350F/180C/Gas Mark 4
Make the icing by beating the ingredients together and, once the cake has cooled, decorate the top and the side with the icing.

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